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Ye Old Stone Mill” at Newport. 

To all our Friends and Well-Wishers a Greeting 
from “The Grist.” 







Publiahed Annually by the Junior Class of the Rhode 
Island College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts 


JUNE, 1004 

3n IKerngmtiou of life 
Aii> au& iKinbln ilnterrat 
Altoaga ahnhm In our (Hlaaa. tor Srbirate 
tl|ia little tinluiue to nur 
honorary Ifirmlier 

tlisabeth BJataou Kenyon. 


Alumni, The 
Banquet, The Alumni 
Basketball (Illustration) . . 
Battalion Drill (Illustration) 
Best Laid Plans (Poem) 
Board of Editors 
Calendar, College 
Catechism, A Short 
Classes, The 

College Events 
Corporation The, 


Faculty, The 9 

Football (Illustration) ... 69 

Greeting Frontispice 

Grinds ..•••• 

History, Athletic .... 

History, Lecture Association 75 

Individual Histories. Class 1905 . 20 

In Memoriam, ....... 

Lemons and Monkeys (Poem) +1 

Literary, ...... 37 

Officers, The Cadet (Illustration) 64 

Our Library in the Past . . 46 

Significance of a College Course, The . 42 

Students’ Council ... 12 

Thursday Lectures ... 

Year, The Past . . 38 

Your Undeveloped Possibilities 89 















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Board of Editors 

Business Manager. 

cAaIAjL ^OAAyO/^ ■ 

Literary Editor. 

Artist and Social Editor. 


U Local Editor. 


In issuing this, the eighth volume of the Grist, we deem a few explanatory words not only appropriate, 
but necessary. The Grist is primarily a class book and as such should contain nothing in the literary department 
but the work of the Junior Class, all other contributions being put in separate departments. At least this has 
been our ideal, but our class is small and we have been unable to live up to it. Now we realize that this is nothing 
uncommon when one camps on the trail of an ideal, but at the same time we feel certain that, with the larger 
classes so soon to be graduated here, this ideal will be realized and the Grist will become more truly representa- 
tive of the Junior Class. Under the circumstances in which we find ourselves we have felt obliged to ask for con- 
tributions, both literary and artistic, from some not members of ’05, and we here wish to express our appreciation 
of the hearty good-will with which such requests have been met. 

We ask you to be charitable in judging our work and not to search too critically for plagiarisms. We 
have tried to make our book worthy of the class and a credit to our college, and in doing so we have left no good 
thing out simply because someone else said it first. As far as possible we have indicated such passages, but it is 
quite likely that we have missed some of them. Above all, if you chance to find your name immortalized in our 
grinds, please take it in the spirit intended, just fun, and not feel that we have been getting funny at your expense. 

Among the most important problems that arise in publishing a Grist, is the financial one. In fact, with 
the present size of the classes it is the vital question and will continue to be until the Junior Class is large enough 
to pay the bills. As that happy day is yet some distance in the future, it becomes imperative that the manage- 
ment be conducted each year on a sound basis, one that will not handicap later classes. 

This year the manager was confronted at the start with the unfortunate fact that for the last few years 
the advertising has been let out by contract to an advertising agency. This is very easy for the manager and may 

seem good economy, but the result declares otherwise, for it was found that the rates had been cut continually 
in order to secure an advertisement that might not otherwise have been obtained. This practice is eminently 
vicious, for it pays no heed to the future, caring only for present needs, and a business conducted on such a basis 
cannot endure. 

This year, we are happy to say, every man has paid the same price, and offers to take space at a cut rate 
have been refused. This has not always been easy, for every cent counts; but in order to build for the future, 
the principle has been rigidly adhered to. The present manager has tried to do nothing that would embarrass 
his successor. It is up to you who are coming to see that this policy is maintained. 

Rhode Island College of Agriculture and 
Mechanic Arts 


Hon. Melville Bull ......... Newport County 

Hon. C. H. Coggeshall ........ Bristol County 

Hon. Charles Dean Kimball ....... Providence County 

Hon. Thomas G. Mathf.wson ....... Kent County 

Hon. J. V. B. Watson ......... Washington County 

Officers of the Corporation 

Hon. Charles Dean Kimball President .... Providence, R. I . 

Hon. C. H. Coggeshall . Clerk . ... Bristol, R. I . 

Hon. Melville Bull . Treasurer .... Newport, R . /. 


Faculty and Assistants 

Kenyon Leech Butterfield, A. M.. 

Professor of Political Economy and Rural Sociology. 
B. S., Michigan Agricultural College, 1891. 
A.M., University of Michigan, 1902. 

Homer Jay Wheeler, Ph.D., 

Professor of Geology and Agricultural Chemistry. 
B.S., Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1885. 
Ph.D., Goettingen, 1889. 

E. Josephine Watson, A.M., 

Professor of Languages. 

A.B., Smith College, 1882. 

A. M., Cornell University, 1883. 

William Elisha Drake, B. S., 

Professor of M echamcal Engineering. 

B.S., Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, 1886. 

Harriet Lathrop Merrow, A.M., 
Professor of Botany. 

B. S., Wellesley College, 1886. 

A.M., Wellesley College, 1893. 

Fred Wallace Card, M.S., 

Professor of Agriculture. 

B.S., Cornell University, 1892. 

M.S., Cornell University, 1893. 

Cooper Curtice, D.V.S., M.D., 

Professor of Animal Industry, 

B.S., Cornell University, 1881. 

D.V.S., Columbia Veterinary College, N. Y., 1883. 
M.D., Columbian University, Washington, D. C.,1887. 
Laurence Ilsley Hewes, Ph.D., 
Professor of Mathematics. 

B.S., Dartmouth College, 1898. 

Ph.D., Yale University, 1901. 

Virgil Louis Leighton, Ph.D., 

Professor of Chemistry. 

A.B., Tufts College, 1894. 

A.M., Kansas State University, 1895. 

Ph.D., Tufts College, 1897. 

John Barlow, A.M., 

Professor of %0'ology. 

B.S., Middlebury College, 1895. 

A.M., Brown University, 1896. 


Gilbert Tolman, A.M., 

Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering. 

University of Maine, 1896. 

A.M., Columbia University, N. Y. City, 1901. 

Lewis Balch, M.D., Late Brig. Surg., U. S. Vol. 
Acting Instructor tn Military Science and Tactics. 

Thomas Carroll Rodman, 

Instructor in Woodwork. 

Mabel DeWitt Eldred, B. S., 

Instructor in Drawing. 

B.S., Rhode Island College, 1895. 

Elizabeth Watson Kenyon, A.M., 
Instructor in Languages and History. 

B.S., Mt. Holyoke College, 1896. 

A. M., Brown University, 1897. 

Marshall Henry Tyler, B.S. 

Master of Preparatory School. 

B. S., Amherst College, 1897. 

Josephine Osborne Bostwick, A.B., 
Instructor in Languages. 

Howland Burdick, B.S., 
mtructor in Agriculture and Farm Superintendent. 
B.S., Rhode Island College, 1895. 

F. Pearle Tilton, 

Instructor in Stenography and Typewriting. 

John Franklin Knowles, B.S., 

Assistant in Woodwork. 

B.S., Rhode Island College, 1894. 

George Burleigh Knight, 

Assistant in Ironwork. 

Walter Alfred Mitchell, A.B., 
Assistant in Physics. 

J. Weston Hutchins, 

Superintendent of College Extension. 

Mary Louise Quinn, 


Nathaniel Helme, 

Activity Committee 

Kenyon L. Butterfield 
Laurence I. Hewes 
Marshall H. Tyler 
E. Josephine Watson 
Harriet L. Merrow 
Elizabeth W. Kenyon 


Students* Council 

W. A. Ballou, President 
S. E. Champlin, Secretary 

W. A. Ballou 
W. S. Rodman 


S. E. Champlin 
Jean Gilman 
W. N. Berry 
J. R. Ferry 
H. A. Gardiner 

College Calendar 


Tuesday, September 15 
Wednesday, September 16 
Tuesday, November 3 
Wednesday, November 25, 12 m. ) 
Tuesday, December 1, 8.30 a. m. ) 
Wednesday, December 23 

Entrance Examinations at 9 a. m. 
Fall Term begins at 1 p. m. 

Election Day 
Thanksgiving Recess 
Fall Term ends at 12 m. 

Tuesday, January 5 

Thursday, January 28 

Monday, February 22 

Tuesday, March 29 

Tuesday, April 5 

Friday, May 13 

Monday, May 30 

Sunday, June 12 

Tuesday, June 14 

Friday, June 17 . . . 

Tuesday, September 13 

Wednesday, September 14 

Tuesday, November 8 

Wednesday, November 23, 12 m. 

Tuesday, November 29, 8.30 a. m. 

Wednesday, December 21 


Winter Term begins at 1 p. m. 
Day of Prayer for Colleges 
Washington’s Birthday 
Winter Term ends at 12 m. 
SpringTerm begins at 1 p. m. 

Arbor Day 
Memorial Day 
Baccalaureate Address 
Commencement Exercises 
Entrance Examinations at 9 a. m. 
Entrance Examinations at 9 a.m. 
Fall Term begins at 1 p. m. 

Election Day 

Thanksgiving Recess 

Fall Term ends at 12 m. 





Blue and white 


W. S. Rodman, . 

W. A. Bai.LOU, . Secretary and 

Honorary Member 
Sarah Watson Sanderson 


Willard A. Ballou 
Mary L. Quinn 
Walter S. Rodman 



History, ’04 

After a career of four years filled with divers vicissitudes, our class, or, more correctly, the survivors, find 
themselves almost prepared to leave these halls, which have done so much to mould both mind and character. 
Only a few short weeks and we shall have to step out into the busy world to fight for ourselves. As we look 
back to our entrance here, we have a mental picture of a small but determined body of students eagerly setting 
out on their College course. 

From time to time we have lost first one member, then another, until now but two of the original group 
are left. As a recompense we have had our number increased by our first lady member, who joined our ranks 
at the beginning of this year. Yet our lack of numbers is not surprising. We have been studying here during 
a time of great instablity and unrest and are proud to realize that we have been able to help uphold the college 
during one of the most trying periods of its history. We enjoy the unusual distinction of being the smallest class 
ever graduated here, and sincerely hope that we may never part with that honor. We were so unfortunate as 
to lose our honorary member, Miss Sanderson, but we shall always remember with gratitude her kindly help 
and cordial interest in us and wish her all possible success in her new field of work. 

No doubt many of our friends were much surprised when they failed to receive their 1904 Grist, and 
we are glad to say that the fault was not ours. After carefully preparing a volume which we deemed worthy 
of regard, we were bitterly disappointed at the unsatisfactory treatment accorded us by our publishers, and rather 
than present an annual totally inferior to our anticipations and standards, we deemed it best to refuse the edition 
with the sincere hope that future editors might have a more rosy path to tread. 

Naturally with so small a class there has been little of interest enacted outside our routine of college 
work. This latter, we may add, has been strenuous to a marked degree and it is with a feeling partly of regret, 
partly of pleasurable expectation, that we bid farewell to friends and co-workers at the R. I. C. Our most cher- 
ished wish is for the future success of the college and of all who may call it Alma Mater. 




Brown and White 

J. Gilman 
S. E. Champlin 
N. A. Harrall 


. President 
Secretary and Treasurer 

Honorary Member 
Elizabeth Watson Kenyon 


Brett, Clarence E. 
Champlin, S. Elizabeth 
Dow, Victor W. 

Gilman, Jean 
Harrall, Nellie A. 



Our Junior year, with its trials and pleasures, its course of studies and its congenial, although responsible 
task of editing The Grist, has come — and is gone. We have tried to bear our trials patiently, to enjoy our pleas- 
ures moderately, to do justice to our course of studies, and to make The Grist a credit to our Alma Mater. 
The memory of our trials and pleasures will remain with us as long as life lasts; our degree of success with our 
studies is on the college records; The Grist lies open before you. 

At the beginning of the year Mr. Brett of the Massachusetts Agricultural College joined our class, so that 
there are still five of us. Let us hope that from now on we may exemplify the theory that there is luck in odd 
numbers. Mr. Brett is also an oddity in his course, as he is our only agricultural member. The other two boys 
are students of highway engineering. They will be the first highway engineers graduated, a case of two being, 
if not odd, at least a little singular. After graduating, each of the latter, Messrs. Dow and Gilman, may do his 
diploma up in a red bandana, tie it and a second-hand lobster can to a stick and, at his leisure, inspect the walk- 
ing facilities of our highways; while Mr. Brett with his framed diploma hanging in the best room over the piano, 
may do “The man with the hoe” act, as they “Weary Willie” it past his estate. The girls are still enlisted 
under General Science’s banner. General Science is quite a lady-killer, by the way; sooner or later he seems 
certain to capture the affections of all our young lady students. Even our honorary member, we are sorry to say, 
has succumbed to his blandishments, and allows him to spend evening after evening, wholly unquestioned, at Wat- 
son House. We boys do not consider this a square deal and some would even like to see the General expelled, 
or at least put on probation, and denied the right to visit the girls’ dormitory. 

But enough of General Science; it is useless to rail against fate, no damage can be done to a stone wall 
by butting your head against it. We must perforce leave the General in full control by right of eminent domain, 
and beat as dignified a retreat as possible. We do not know what Miss Champlin and Miss Harrall will do after 
graduating. It is a toss-up whether they will wield a ruler over inquisitive Young America, wield a gavel at woman’s 
rights conventions, or wield the maternal slipper at their own firesides. Wield something, however, they surely 
will; Time, the great tattler, alone can tell what. 

With this general sketch and a more specific account of each member, we will bring this history to a close, 
and make our retiring bow as Juniors and Editors of The Grist. 

W. A. Bolster 

F. J. Carley 
R. G. Clarke 

G. F. Grinnell 
E. S. Hayes 

K. M. Hoxsie 

Former Members 

J. M. McDonald 
B. A. Merriam 
J. L. Murray 
P. M. Patterson 
J. F. Schofield 
Frank Storey 



One morning in early Spring a great commotion was heard in a certain house at Brockton, Mass. Upon 
inquiry it was found to have been caused by the arrival of Clarence Elmer Brett, whose later bent toward 
physical culture was already presaged by the promptness with which he proceeded to try his lung capacity, and 
the amount of soul and feeling he put into the effort. From this time on he was well known for his good conduct 
and quiet ( ?) demeanor. A mere sample of common-school education convinced Brett that he could find use for 
something more. Accordingly, he entered the Brockton High School. By the sufferance of his teachers he 
stayed at that interesting place for four years, and on the strength of his promise to leave, was given a pass into 
the Massachusetts Agricultural College. After staying there two years he decided to seek “green fields and 
pastures new,” so he took the cars for Kingston and the Rhode Island College. From there, if he has good luck 
and escapes breaking his neck, he expects to graduate with the class of 1905. 


Sarah Elizabeth Champlin alighted upon this mundane 
sphere in the little town of Kingston, Rhode Island, and liked 
her first stopping-place so well, that, except for an extremely 
short sojourn in Stonington, Connecticut, she has resided there 
ever since. That she has done so speaks volumes to the credit 
of Kingston; but it is doubtful if even the natural attractions 
of that pleasant little hamlet would have sufficed to keep her 
but for the founding there of the R. I. C. 

Miss Champlin gained the first requisites of an education at 
the village school, supplemented this with two years in the college 
preparatory school and now as a J unior feels that her student days 
here are drawing to a close. She is already looking with 
longing eyes upon the halls of Brown University, where she 
fondly expects to pursue a post-graduate course, even hoping, 
we suspect, to capture a Ph.D. 


“Elizabeth” has an affectionate and lively disposition; in society she is prominent, is active in Y. W. C. 
U. work, is the life of many a Grange meeting, and but for a fondness for Freshman sleighrides and class 
suppers, together with a weakness for ornaments, i e., ’07 Class Pins, might well be held up as a pattern of all 
that her class could wish in one of its members. 



V. W. Dow first tried his vocal powers in the town of St. Albans, Maine, a trial that evidently was most 
satisfactory, as he is no slouch of a conversationalist at the present writing — never less so than when he is jollying 
some susceptible “co-ed” out of a pound of fudge. Dow attended district school and afterward high school in 
his home town, and then essayed to teach school. Wearying of the monotony of this, he began weaving wool- 
ens. While listening to the song of the loom, he became imbued with the desire for a higher education, and not 
daring to give any Maine institution the privilege of teaching his young ideas how to shoot, in the month of Septem- 
ber, 1901, he hied himself to “Little Rhody, ” and since then his history is interwoven with that of the class of 1905 
and the Rhode Island College. “Vic” has a cheerful disposition and studious habits, and has left a clean record 
behind him, although he is not wholly averse to running a blufi'. As a Sophomore, Military Science was his 
hobby; this year his stable is empty, and we strongly suspect that he intends to get an automobile to carry his 
Senior dignity about the campus. 


Shirley, Maine, is responsible for it. He lived in that embryonic metropolis, breathing the genius-produc- 
ing air of that good old state until he was seven years of age. The next nine years of his life were spent in 
New Jersey, where he came into active contact with the female Jersey mosquito. The knowledge of feminine 
traits thus acquired nearly made him a confirmed woman hater, but he escaped this sad fate by returning to Maine. 

After tasting the indigestible courses on the educational menu of country schools, he came to Kingston in 1900 
to imbibe the concentrated essence of preparatory education for which Mr. Tyler’s department is justly famous. 
Leaving the security of the “Prep” school the next year, he took passage on the good ship ’05 for a through trip. 
He is still drinking milk with the mathematical class, but he thinks that some one must have winked when the 
milk was poured out, and wonders how his milk teeth are going to chew the beef-steak which Dr. Hewes has 
promised us. At present his favorite occupation is dis-“cussing” calculus. 


As for the childhood days of Nellie Armstrong Harrall, suffice it 
to say that she was always able to hold her own, whatever con- 
fronted her. Even as a Prep she showed great promise as a linguist 
and we are sure it is mainly due to her interest in Prep themes that 
she became Literary Editor of “Ye Grist.” During her Freshman 
year her chief trial was mathematics, but she was able to forget even 
that in her favorite recreation, usually taken among the “ins and 
outs” of Thirty Acre Pond. But during the next summer she 
wandered forth into the wide world, and when she returned from 
Buffalo, at the beginning of the college year, she had lost nearly all 
her Freshman ideas and at once settled down to the exacting work 
of the Sophomore year. As a Junior she realizes the dignity that 
must be supported, and all stray childish pranks are set aside and 
she is delving deep into German, History, and especially “The 
Dissection of the Cat,” which is her favorite literature. “Nellie” 
excels in music and dramatics, but especially is her influence felt in 
the Y. VV. C. U., of which for the past two years she has been presi- 
dent. In fact, the dignity of the office has even prompted her to take “The Puritan Minister” as the subject 
of her winter essay in history. We must leave her for a little while, but be comforted in learning that she will 
for still another year be daily guided to the college halls by our “ Uncle Tommy,” who has for the past four 
years so successfully borne this responsibility. 




Black and Orange 


B. H. Arnold 

E. M. Flemming 

F. G. Keyes 
L. L. Harding 





Honorary Member 
E. Josephine Watson 


Arnold, Benjamin H. 
Berry, Wallace N. 
Elkins, Marion G. 
Flemming, Edith M. 
Harding, Lee L. 
Keyes, Frederick G. 
Martinez, Roland A. 
Nichols, Howard M. 
Sisson, Cora E. 


Sophomore Class History 

So you want to know a little about us, the renowned class of 1906. Did someone in the corner 
raise an objection ? No? All right, then I’ll go on. A few common-place facts first. 

Our class has not increased in numbers, but on the contrary several have left us, one of them being our 
president of last year. He was a general favorite and leaves a space in the class which we are unable to fill. You 
have heard people say “quality rather than quantity.” That consoles us, for we are sure of the first-named ele- 

After the “Freshies” had entered the college and had become slightly acquainted, they were soon aware 
of a painful lack of the salt of the earth in one or two members. This becoming unbearable, the class of ’07 
formed a self-improvement society and took it upon themselves to haze one of their “Own,” but lacking experience 
in such matters, they asked advice of the members of ’06, in whom they had great faith, and who later proved 
that this faith was not misplaced. Accordingly one of our members was duly detailed to take charge of the cere- 
mony, which passed off, together with the “freshness,” in a manner highly approved by all. 

When certain other matters were attended to, and we had settled down to a calm and peaceful ( ?) life, 
we were all but overwhelmed by the military honors which were thrust upon us. The three highest appointments 
are ours. “Major Ben” leads the band of warriors bold and the two companies are captained by as many of his 

The next occurrence of importance was the Freshman attempt at a sleighride, but they experienced a 
considerable delay in the start, due entirely to a certain inquisitiveness (on their part). And because of this in- 
quisitiveness many of the Freshman boys spent an enjoyable ( ?) two hours as guests of the class of ’06. Every- 
thing from a Watson House clothes-line to a Turkish towel was utilized in entertaining them. Further particu- 
lars will probably be found in ’07’s “Tale of Woe.” 

You say this is a history of the Freshman class. You are mistaken. See what an important part we played 
on both occasions. We “puffed up?” Not a bit. 

Considering the temptation to an active life about the college, we have kept remarkably quiet, and have 
followed the straight and narrow path with all diligence. But in spite of the above facts, there are certain “would- 
be-detectives” who persist in placing against our account practically all the mischief that is done on the campus. 

Among others was the disabling of the electric-light service at Watson House, during one ( r) of those enjoyable 
“At Homes” and this in spite of the best endeavors of the electrical department to the contrary. 

The last prank was not laid at our door, for the simple reason that the male members of the class were 
out of town ( ?). The trick was done well, so well in fact that we would be willing to take the blame with the 

One of our members, who rooms with a Connecticut Freshman, has found a new system of hot-air heat- 
ing, which seems to work well, though the control of the system is still a problem before him. Another worthy 
Sophomore has succeeded in giving a course in “Wires and how to cut them.” Two of us are enthusiastic chem- 
ists, and some arc musically inclined and form an important part of the college orchestra. 

You wish me to stop, do you ? I only add that I hope we may be in the future a credit to our college, 
and honorary member. 



Red and Black 

John K. Lamond 
Susie F. George 
Elwood S. Ladd 
Miner S. Macomber 

. President 
T reasurer 

Honorary Member 
Josephine Osborne Bostwick 


Arnold, D. R. 

Barber, A. H. 
Coggins, C. S. 

Davis, A. B. 

Ferry, J. R. 

Fitz, A. E. 

George, Susie F. 
Kellogg, D. R. 
Kendrick, W. S. 
Ladd, E. S. 


Lamond, J. K. 
Mackinnon, H. E. 
Macomber, M. S. 
Sherman, B. F. 
Smith, J. C. 

Smith, J. L. 

Smith, L. A. 

Stacy, H. P. 
Tucker, Ethel A. 
Hannah M. 

Chapter I. — Our Arrival 

“Hark the dinkey birds do sing, 

Freshmen now are on the wing; 

So I’ve come to the R. I. C., 

Please have mercy on poor me.” 

’Twas a warm, sunny day in September. Out-of-doors the little birds were making music, and in Davis 
Hall the other “birds” were making their nests ready for the winter. Suddenly, far down by the door, a voice 
was heard solemnly chanting, “I’m a pilgrim and a stranger.” It was the advance guard of the Freshman Class, 
and from that time on the boys and girls arrived, until we gathered twenty-two strong at our recitations. 

On the eighteenth of September we, with the other new students, were tendered a reception by the Y. 
M. C. A. and Y. W. C. U., of the college. The president and many of the faculty with their families attended 
and none of us new students went away, we are sure, without appreciating the heartiness of our welcome, and 
the homelike atmosphere of the place. 

Chapter II. — Our Identity 

“Lives of grocerymen remind us 
We can make our starch half lime 
And departing, leave behind us 
Sanded sugar all the time.” 

After — a long way — Longfellow. 

Having arrived, it suddenly occurred to one of the brightest of our number to suggest that we have an 
organization. Accordingly, we held meetings, sang songs, made speeches and drank toasts, with the outcome of 
electing our class officers, selecting an honorary member, and choosing as our own David Harum’s often-quoted 
motto, “Do unto others as they would do unto you — and do it first.” Those of us who did not get offices unan- 
imously elected ourselves Members of the Board of Directors, and then we adjourned for repentance and refresh- 

Later in the term the Juniors gave a reception at which we appeared arrayed in our best and with our 
nicest smiles beaming forth on the assembled multitudes. We carried red and black flags, and wore red and black 
streamers, and, at the proper moment, Rhode Island College heard our yell for the first time, surviving it, fortu- 
nately. The president of the Junior Class made an appropriate speech and presented us with a “Tradition Book” 
for future use. Our president accepted it in words well suited to the occasion. May we start only good tradi- 
tions in the book, that we may be able to hand it down to succeeding classes with a clear conscience. The 
reception ended with refreshments and dancing, and the nailing to the masthead, the flagstaff of our class flag. 

Chapter III. — Our Social Events 

“Somebody’s stolen an old blue hen, 

I wish they’d let her be, 

She used to lay two eggs a day, 

And Sundays she’d lay three.” 

Our life has not been without its social roses, even though we have had our feelings pricked by the “Fres- 
man’s Thorn,” the “ augmented ” Sophomore Class. We had a class sleighride on January 6, which was a corker. 
We rode clear through to Matunuck and when we came back, tired but happy, some of us felt “bound” to go on 
another — and we were. We had another ride, the ride to Wickford, where we ate a very good supper and then 
returned home. We do not owe the Sophs any hard feelings on that score — far from it, for they only acted like 
Sophomores and men. 

Chapter IV. 

Our Trials and Tribulations, 

Our Hopes and Aspirations. 

This, by rights, ought to be the longest chapter, for although our trials are many, our hopes are not a few. 
The Sophomores have been very good this year, but there are other things that trouble us. When we take our 
Treatise on the Concealment of Thought and go to English, we find that very few of us enjoy poetry, and then we 


fear there are fellows among us who are wrecks. Our friend Mr. Howell told us recently that there are three 
things that will knock any man out, “Yankee pie, doughnuts, and love,” or words to that effect, and there seems 
to have been a perfect epidemic of love in our class. Well, they’ll get over it, let us hope. 

As we mentioned before, our hopes, however, are not few. We hope that this college will, before many 
moons, grow to such an extent that it will become the U. of R. I.; that some of us will get to be Sophomores; that 
we won’t have hash for supper, and that we may meet you again in 1905. So-long! 

The author wishes to express his indebtedness to the following works : 

“ How to make the garden pay,” by Peter B. Henderson. 

“Over the hills and down the plains,” by David R. Kellogg. 

“Dentistry of the hen,” by “Farmer” Sherman. 

“Oh! where is my ice-cream gone tonight ?” by a Badd Boy. 

Owing to the trying period through which this College has but lately passed, the preparatory depart- 
ment has attained a place of undue prominence in our activities, though far from being the whole thing, except 
in the estimation of a few of its members. During the past year the Preps had a basket-ball team which was 
always able to give a good account of itself; they beat the Freshmen, but went down to defeat before the Sopho- 
mores and the Jolly Five. This spring they will have several men on the College baseball team and good men, too. 
As far as the preparatory school attracts a mature class of students, boys and girls who, either from misfortune 
or the desire common to young persons of fifteen or thereabouts to go out into the world and get rich quickly, have 
lost a few years’ schooling and find they have outgrown the high school, we deem it a good thing, but when it fills 
our dormitory with a crowd of immature toddlers who ought to be at their mothers’ knees we begin to have doubts. 
We can stand a defeat at basketball or baseball from the former with a very good grace when we have to do 
so. That is all very well, but to have a saucy, impudent lot of youngsters, so small that one is ashamed to spank 
them, and to have that same lot always in the way with their noise and would-be toughness by day and early 
evening and then to be disturbed by their pitiful calls for “Mamma” later in the evening — is very trying to one’s 
patience. What we need is a special dormitory, combining nursery and kindergarten, for this class of Preps, 
and if this need is not supplied soon, a college student here bids fair to become as rare as boarding-house steak. 


SHort Course in Agriculture 

On November 4, 1903, four somewhat husky farmer lads, having 
fully convinced the faculty of their copious knowledge and marvelous ability 
in the artsagricultural, assembled in a lecture room in Taft Laboratory, the 
place they were for six short weeks to call their home. 

Everything went smoothly until these bashful chaps were seated in the 
chapel, when a few of the regular students turned to rubber at the sight. 

“ Poor Things,” they were so fresh it is no wonder they did not turn into 
salt. On the following afternoon these farmer boys were ushered into the forge 
shop and there shown how to start a fire with a minimum amount of shavings 
and a maximum amount of muscular energy. They succeeded very well in 
doing this; so well in fact, that the funnels of the forges seemed unable to cope 
with the large quantities of smoke raised, and some of their number were 
obliged to have a little fresh air. However, amidst all their troubles they 
progressed rapidly. One of them even tried to teach his companions how to 
weld two bars of iron by first burning off the end of each piece, while another 
seemed to think his fingers were as good as tongs for picking up hot pieces of metal. They next tried to 
prune a pear tree. The timely intervention of dear old “Uncle Freddie” prevented its being trimmed snug to 
the ground. If one had peeped into the lecture room on a Thursday afternoon, he would have seen four 
brilliant students, their chairs tipped against the wall, drowsily marking on bits of paper, or contemplatively 
munching kernels of corn to aid their digestion; while the professor was trying his utmost to convince them that 
a Brussels sprout was not a cabbage or that potato bugs would not thrive on mixed drinks. 

But time rolled on, and these husky fellows embarked for Providence. There, after visiting several 
successful market-gardening establishments and taking dinner together, they separated for their several homes, 
wishing one another a “ Merry Christmas ” and a “ Happy New Year,” and bidding farewell to the college where 
they had spent a few pleasant and — they firmly believe — profitable weeks. 

The Poultry Class 

On the morning of January 7, 1904, we, the 
seventh Poultry Class of Rhode Island College, 
assembled for the first time in Taft Laboratory. 
All the different sections of the United States were 
represented, the eastern states predominating in 
numbers, but the West making up for this in 
nerve. One and all wondered, on that first day, who 
that curly-headed little fellow, who kept asking so 
many questions, could be ? We all found out later 
that he was not the son of one of the professors. 

Our class meetings were extremely interest- 
ing from the start, due, no doubt, to the harmony 
which existed among the members. Of course upon 
such grave questions as class pins there was a difference of opinion; some wished two-dollar, others one-dollar 
pins and still others fifty-cent ones. Then, again, some fastidious members thought sheepskin diplomas should be 
presented to them at the end of the course. The debates which we had at these meetings were most interest- 
ing. Such questions as “The colony versus the long-house system,” “Which is the best breed of fowls?” 
“Can a man start in the poultry business with $1,000 and a house, barn and land ?” were discussed. Rolston’s 
“Now, I figure it this way,” was always in evidence. 

There is no greater proof of our pluck and perseverance than was shown in visiting the different poultry 
plants whether the weather was stormy or fair. There was very little of the latter, we may add. Our first trip 
was to Wakefield, by sleigh. Evidently the members had a very good opinion of Rhode Island weather, because 
none of them were prepared for such drifts of snow as we encountered that day. Result, — we came near buying 


out the stock of rubber boots at a certain store in Wakefield. Among the members who bought a pair was Rose- 
bery, whom we have special cause to remember from the fact that he and his rubber boots figured conspicuously 
in certain future events. 

Our Boston trip was one of the most interesting we made. To say it was instructive would be 
putting it mildly. I hear that Steere is thinking of writing a book, entitled “A Midwinter Night’s Dream,” or 
“ My Recollections of a Night at a Turkish Bath.” Strange how helpless some people are at times! Now Putnam 
was always willing to have company here at Kingston; but when he got to Cambridge, it was a sight to see him 
shoot across roads and dodge trolley cars and wagons, as if he knew the place. 

It was on our trip from Reading to Lynnfield Center that the Doctor showed his wonderful pedestrian 
power and Rosebery’s fleetness of foot, despite rubber boots, was discovered. We all returned from this, feeling 
better acquainted with one another and with Dr. Curtice; and one of the members learned that it is often a mis- 
take to order a hamburg steak when one is in a hurry. Our trip to Apponaug gave us a good idea of the ad- 
vantages of a colony system in winter. Smith showed us a method of rapid transit from house to house when 
there is ice on the ground. To describe Hertz’s and Kolbe’s trip to Providence, Rolston’s and Smith’s trips to 
Narragansett Pier, Putnam’s trips to Peace Dale, or the numerous other trips taken by various members, would 
require volumes which would sound like Arabian Nights’ Tales. 

Our experiences in the various lecture-rooms were most instructive and entertaining. Sometimes a 
professor would try to impress his subject upon us in a very vivid manner. For instance, while listening to a 
lecture upon Heat, we were constantly reminded of its absence by the temperature of the room. 

The inherent genius of some of our members would crop out at times, to the astonishment of the pro- 
fessors. For instance, Burdick, hearing that oxygen stimulated life, asked whether oxygen supplied inside of an 
incubator would not bring out the hatch quicker. At another time, he inquired, “ Has a man a gizzard ?” 

Many times it was the professor’s turn to laugh, especially was this so when one day Professor B. had 
been stating that peritonitis usually caused death. Hertz immediately shouted, “Professor, I had it and I didn’t 
die.” “Well,” the professor replied, “you should have died.” 

Our class was unique in being the first to organize a basketball team. Although it did not win the series, 
it gave the “regulars” a hard struggle. 


Through the kindness of Mr. Rhodes of East Greenwich, we enjoyed a delicious chicken supper one 
evening in Taft Laboratory, proving to us that Partridge Cochins make fine roasters. 

Our banquet, held at the Town Hall, was a fitting celebration of a busy six weeks. It was a i typmal cold 
Kingston night and we could not blame the “ regulars ” for thinking it too cold to disturb us as they had intended^ 
OuSebrafion was a great success and we parted, feeling sure we should all meet again as prize winners at some 
future poultry show. 


The Past Year 

YVe consider it an honor as well as a privilege that to us has fallen the recording of the great prosperity 
of the Rhode Island College during the past year. No one has escaped the enthusiasm awakened by the advent 
and work of our new president. Faculty and students seem possessed by a renewed loyalty to the college under 
his encouraging and cooperative leadership. 

The year opened with the largest incoming class in the history of the institution, and the preparatory 
school as well as the college felt the inspiring influence of increased numbers. It is a pleasure to add that nearly 
all the new comers have remained. For some time faculty and students have felt that the college ought to be better 
known in its own state. As an outcome of this feeling, a system of extensive advertising and also of visiting the 
various schools of the state has developed. This we believe will be productive of great good to the institution. 

Numerous changes have occurred in the faculty during the past year. Dr. A. C. Scott, professor of 
physics, resigned to become professor of electrical engineering in the University of Texas, and Mr. Gilbert Tolman, 
assistant in physics at Columbia University, was appointed his successor. Mr. B. E. Kenyon, assistant in physics, 
accepted a position with the General Electric Company and his place was taken by Walter A. Mitchell, of the 
University of Maine. Upon the death of Captain Sparrow, Major Lewis Balch, U. S. V., became acting instructor 
in military science and tactics. Miss Sarah W. Sanderson, instructor in languages, left to become the private 
secretary of Mrs. L. P. Morton. Her place is filled by Miss Josephine O. Bostwick of Acadia College, New 
Brunswick. Mr. W. D. Hurd, who had had charge of demonstration work during the summer, went to the Uni- 
versity of Maine as professor of agriculture, and during the fall and summer his work was supplemented by that 
of Mr. J. W. Hutchins, who became superintendent of college extension. Miss Lillian M. George, who for a 
number of years has been librarian, is attending the University of Illinois, and Mary L. Quinn, a student, is acting 
as her substitute. Mr. Carroll Knowles, assistant in mechanics, is now with the Brown and Sharpe Company, 

Some pleasant innovations have been made in the regular routine of college work. The chapel hour, 
which for previous years had been 8.40 a. m., was changed to to. 10 a. m. This gave every one an opportunity to 
be present. The few moments devoted to chapel exercises were made unusually attractive by the president, who 


each morning had some good thought to bring to us, sometimes religious, sometimes ethical or political, and some- 
times biographical. The singing was led by Professor Drake and has never before been so satisfactory a feature 
of the chapel exercises. Each Friday of the Fall term Miss Watson read in chapel a short Nature poem, and 
during the Winter term Miss Merrow read a selection from some scientific work. On Thursday of each week the 
last hour was given up to a lecture. These lectures were on various subjects and proved most instructive as well 
as entertaining. On these occasions special music was rendered by the college chorus. Our faces were made a 
trifle longer one morning by the announcement that, beginning with the Spring term, no student would be excused 
from the final examinations. It seemed rather a hard blow at first, but we succeeded in looking on the bright side 
and thought of the benefit to be derived from taking them. 

The social life of a college is one of its important features and has a decided educational value. We 
have not entirely overlooked this fact, and among the functions of the year have been the Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. 
C. U. reception to the new students; the Junior reception to the Freshmen; the Military ball, pronounced a most 
delightful occasion by all who attended; and last, but by no means least, a reception in the Social Room for the 
young men, when enthusiastic speeches by students, faculty and alumni, followed by light refreshments, evoked 
a great deal of college spirit, and by a unanimous vote, those present decided to make this social an annual affair. 

A revival of interest in various college activities has been noticeable, especially in athletics. During the 
football season strong teams were played and, though we did not score many victories, we learned a great deal 
about football, as next year’s team will probably show. It should also be noted in passing that the gymnasium has 
been well patronized by the young men. The fine programme arranged for the winter by the Lecture Associa- 
tion met with a hearty response from the students and neighboring friends. For another season we bespeak a still 
more cordial co-operation on the part of the students, as in a small community the more united its members the 
more successful any undertaking is bound to be. The religious spirit of the college has found expression through 
the Y. M. C. A., which has taken a decided step forward, and bids fair to make greater progress in the future; 
also, through the Y.W. C. U., which has sought in a quiet way to promote the Christian growth of the young 
women of the institution. Bible study for the young men was conducted by Professor Tolman and proved in- 
structive and helpful. 

Perhaps there is never a joy which has not its accompaniment of grief, and the great prosperity of the 
college year has been attended with sorrow. By the sudden death of Mrs. Hortense James Rouse the ranks of the 
alumni have been broken for the first time. Three others have also been taken from our number, Captain Solo- 

F ^narrow USA military instructor; Miss Hazel Williams, a former student, and Mrs. Fred W. Card, 
Z: of ,h P , p,oTe' S s„r of agr.c»l,u,l Bo, while we mourn their loss i, serves ,0 rermnd us of rhe many oppor- 
tunities we still have, and warns us to do our utmost to .mprove them. 

Lemons and Monkeys 

Bright was the day on Kingston Hill 
When Scrubby met disaster; 

Brightly the head of the table smiled 
At the question Scrubby asked her. 

’Twas a simple thing that Scrubby asked 
Of the teacher kind and clever; 

O wonder that such a simple thing 
Should friendship thus dissever! 

Only the difference that one may mark 
In lemons and monkeys wild; 

This was the question that Scrubby asked 
And as he asked, he smiled. 

The teacher frowned and wrinkled her brow. 
And sought the answer to find; 

But lemons and monkeys were all the same 
In the eyes of the teacher kind. 

Then Scrubby grinned and shook his sides, 
And rattled his fork and spoon, 

To think that the teacher, wise and grave, 
Would squeeze a big baboon. 

‘If lemons I wished to buy perchance 
At the village store,” said he, 

“A messenger I should wish, forsooth. 
That could better choose for me.” 

The teacher’s face grew fixed and stern 
And darkly flashed her eyes, 

And Scrubby wept at the wrack of his pull. 
When he saw her choler rise. 

And now alone in a distant seat, 

He thinks of the pull he lost; 

He thinks of the joke of lemons and apes, 
And all that it has cost. 

But the time will come in the glad “Some Dav” 
When his sin will be forgot, 

And the teacher’s pique will melt away 
And quenched be her anger hot. 


The Significance of a College Course 

It would be interesting if we could take a perfectly tiuthful census showing the reasons why students go 
to college. Doubtless some would be unable to answer the question accurately. They do not know why. Some 
are sent by their parents, either for purposes of reformation or because it is fashionable to graduate from college. 
Even if the parent realizes the full value of the college course, it is always unfortunate if the youth is forced to 
attend college. Some go because they wish to have a good time. They feel the sense of freedom. They think 
that to be free is to go as you please. If such men learn no other lesson in college than that liberty is not license, 
they will have gained something from their college life. Some go because they wish to fit themselves to secure 
larger financial returns from their work. This is a legitimate ambition provided the end is not too prominently 
kept in hand. Some go because they desire to make the most of themselves and to be of service to society. 
This, of course, is the worthiest motive of all. No one can have higher ambitions in life than to develop all his 
powers and to consecrate these powers to the service of his fellowmen. 

But how does college life help in securing this desirable end ? How does the college course minister to 
the ambition to make the most of oneself and to be of use to society ? The first means is the course itself, — 
the routine of the classroom, the study of the lesson, the recitation, the examination, the mastery of the subject. 
Four years of such discipline not only give knowledge, but they develop thought power, ability to concentrate, 
accuracy of thought and statement, thoroughness of method, patience, dogged persistence and the habit of study. It 
is frequently said of President Roosevelt that he is able to accomplish his enormous tasks with comparative ease 
because of two prime qualities, concentration of mind upon the thing in hand and quick decision. The first of 
these at least may come from the college course. 

But another means of development through college life is participation in student activities of various 
kinds. This is the great good of the athletic field. It develops the quickness of decision we have been talking 
about. It teaches one to work in co-operation with his fellows. The value of athletics is not merely in satisfying 
the play element of human nature, important as that is, but it is also in the opportunity for developing character. A 
strenuous athletic game nobly played has in it the capacity to make stronger, better, cleaner men. Indeed, ath- 
letics in college are justified only as they minister to these desirable ends. The same thing is true of other student 
activities. For the average man participation in these activities is almost as valuable as success in the classroom, 
provided a balance is maintained and the classroom is not neglected. 


But the college course, if properly arranged and properly pursued, has in its hand an even finer gift for 
the college man or woman. Well-rounded college life will cultivate good manners, respect for authority, appre- 
ciation of the noble and the beautiful in nature and art, will develop broad human sympathies, and lead the 
student to reverence all that is fine and strong and clean and true. To my mind the most pitiable failure in the 
world is that of the man who has finished his college course, who has participated in all the activities of college 
life, who has come in contact with all the opportunities that the college offers for culture and for high and noble 
living and then goes out into the world with low motives, a coarse nature, impure habits, and a degraded mind. 
There are such instances, more’s the pity! 

The four years .of college life ought to be the brightest page in a man’s individual history. They ought 
to be so lived that when a man is gray, he will have no cause to look back upon his college days with regret. The 
college is the time for ideals, for high thinking and noble acting. It is a time for joy, for the pleasures of fellow- 
ship, for all those hearty, manly thoughts and words and deeds that every man recognizes as making up the full, 
true life. It is a time for generous living, for an accumulation of wide knowledge, for the inspiration of high am- 
bitions, for all acts that are noble and true and right. It is no time for pettiness either of mind or or soul. Let 
every college man realize that he is sowing the seeds of a crop to be reaped a generation hence, and that as a 
man soweth so also shall he reap. 


THe Best Laid Plans 
of SopH and Fresh! 

Naught-Seven would have a sleighride, 
To Wickford and return; 

’Twould cost a pretty penny, 

But they had cash to burn. 

They planned also a supper. 

An elaborate affair; 

Sure ’twas an awful pity, 

No Soph was to be there. 

Not even a Naught Six lassie 
Good company though she be — 

They did include a Junior Miss 
And Prep girls went with glee. 

Senior and Soph’more thought they ought 
To dampen such supreme gall, 

And all but one of the Juniors said, 

“Yes, go ahead with the ball.” 

The happy day at length came round 
As such days have a habit, 

Till then the foxy Sophomores 
Laid low as did, “ Brer Rabbit.” 

But on that day something occurred 
That wasn’t on the program; 

Twelve Freshmen tied up hand and foot 
Were thinking things like “O damn!” 


The Captives squirmed and ground their teeth. 
While a dirge was being played. 

And all looked well for the Sophies’ plan 
Till the Proc. amongst them strayed. 
Naught Seven was game unto a man. 

All honor to their grit, 

For when “Tip” offered Faculty aid 
They promptly answered, “Nit.” 

To be reputed, “Amateur Sleuth,” 

Was all too great an object. 

A hurried call for the Faculty; 

Death to the Sophomore project. 

The Freshmen carried out their plan 
With ardor somewhat dampened; 

And even now they’re wondering 
Just how it was, “It” happened. 

No spite is held by anyone 
Who took part in the fracas; 

A little scrapping now and then, 
Why should we let that phase us ? 

So here is to the Sophomores, 

And here is to the Freshmen, 

Yet once again to the R. I. C., 

May her honor ever freshen. 

Sonnet of Four Lines to She I Love 

I know not what her name may be; 

I know not if she loveth me; 

But this I know to a certaintee, 

With all my heart, I loveth she. 

(By permission.) 

Our Library in the Past 

The history of our library suggests a beautiful June day, the cordial greeting of an old friend at Kingston 
Station, a pleasant drive through the woods and up the hill, and a visit to Davis Hall, then a combination of 
academic building and young men’s dormitory. When in the attractive waiting-room the question was asked 
“Where is the library ?” a tall, narrow bookcase was pointed out, which contained perhaps seventy-five or a hun- 
dred volumes. Among these were such substantial works as the Encyclopedia Britannica and Von Holst’s Con- 
stitutional and Political History of the United States. At this time the College was some six weeks old, although 
the Agricultural School had reached the mature age of about a year and a half. 

During the next two years commendable progress towards a library was made. In No. 4, the language 
recitation room, corresponding in location for the most part to the present Social Room, a large recess was fitted 
up with shelves, where the leading American authors, among others, had an honored place. But great was the joy 
of president and English teacher, when, more funds having become available for the purchase of books, No. 5 
on the east side was set apart for a reading-room and library. The walls were lined with shelves; tables, a 
writing-desk, and rug were bought, and large additions, including French and German works, were made to our 
precious store of books. The room was in great favor. 

But alas! one Sunday morning, a few weeks later, we realized how quickly fire can undo the efforts of 
months. In an hour Davis Hall was burned. The one redeeming feature of the disaster was the conduct of the 
students, who showed on that occasion — as on others since — how they could meet an emergency and who by their 
presence of mind and prompt action saved much valuable apparatus and most of the books. Hastily dumped 
on the ground or left in a shed near by, which soon caught fire, they were later carried to the Boarding Hall, 
where that Sunday afternoon was spent in preparing them for removal to the room now occupied by the village 
library, then a dusty, cheerless place which contained the heating-apparatus of the building. There, curtained in 
burlap, they remained, almost inaccessible until again they started out on a pilgrimage. This time their destina- 
tion was a narrow section of the old “Barracks,” the young men’s quarters after the fire, now dignified by the 
name of the Chemical Laboratory. Here, again out of reach for practical use, destruction once more threatened 
for in those days the building had a leaky roof; and when the wind blew and the rain descended, it seemed as if 
flood would take what fire had spared. 


Better days, however, were coming. Lippitt Hall arose, and one morning in the early fall of 1897, an 
orderly procession of students might have been seen moving from the chemical laboratory to the new building, 
their arms filled with books to be carefully placed on the shelves provided on the west side of the large room 
set apart as a library. Here then, at last, their wanderings were to end — for a time at least. But we are all more 
or less dreamers, and sometimes dreams come true, especially if their realization is sought. And so it is pleasant 
to imagine a day, not too far distant, when this hill shall have another tasteful building dedicated to sound learn- 
ing, in which book lovers may gather and where a quiet scholarly atmosphere shall prevail, whose influence will 
count for much in student life and be gladly recalled in after years. 



With apology to Mary, 
And also to the lamb; 
Another to the teacher, 
Who didn’t give a d-ime. 

“Sukie” has a little “lamb,” 

That has no fleece at all, 

Who neither is so very big. 

Nor yet so very small. 

This “lamb,” he is a funny beast, 

So all the boys do say, 

For while he’s surely “Sukie’s lamb,” 

A “puss” he is, say they. 

Ladd (at football practice) — “What makes you kick left-handed, Kellogg?” 

Bootblack rates in Providence: 

Mr. Tyler, 5 cents. 

Mr. Mitchell, 10 cents. 

Dr. Wheeler (lecturing) — “Professor Card has made a specialty of raising spinach, and is now trying 
to raise corn that will have three or four stalks to the ear.” 

Miss Bostwick — “What is the Iambus ?” 

Miss Sherman — “It has to do with the accent.” 

Miss Bostwick— “Yes, but how?” 

Miss Sherman — “Why, when you throw the accent it lands on the second syllable,” 

Speaking of heartless corporations, it is rumored that Armour & Co. are canning pig squeals with which 
to manufacture college yells. 

Mills — “When the poultry experts get here, we won’t get anything but eggs for breakfast.” 

Mee — “ Eggsperts ? ” 

Kolbe had a little hen; 

He fed it “ Force” one day; 

And now it takes three good strong men 
To take the eggs away. 

President Eliot deplores violent athletics for women — “Wise man, it might tend to promote husband 


Kellogg (slightly excited) — “Don’t look at me in that tone of voice, Willie.” 

Dr. Taylor — “Mr. Comstock could not have broken his leg in a better place.” 

Mr. Mitchell — “Where is that, in Kingston ?” 

Mr. Tyler — “ I wish to get into your room to see how the heat is.” 

Dr. Hewes — “Heat! Did you say heat?” 

Freshman English — “O, Professor Drake, I have two conflictions already.” 

Prep. — “Don’t theological students always take botany to get illustrations for their sermons ?” 

Miss Merrow — “They would preach better sermons if they did.” 

It is suspected that Mitchell has serious matrimonial intentions. He swiped a napkin on our Worcester 


Ben. Arnold — “Greenwich Academy played the Artillery last night; score 5-5.” 

David — “In whose favor, Ben ?” 

“ Every time Hannah opens her mouth in that recitation, she puts her foot in it.” 

There was a professor of “math” 
Who caused his students much wrath. 
But what was the use 
’Twould only amuse 
This strenuous dispenser of math. 

Mr. Tyler — “Now then, Comins, you have no good reason for not having been in your 

study hours last night.” 

Comins — “W ell, it isn’t my fault. 

Mr. Tyler — “I should like to know why not r 

Mr. Comins— “Because I did my best to think up one. 


Major Balch (as the 

basketball team poses for a picture):— 
“Those fellows can’t keep still, 
I know that from their drill.” 

Miss Bostwick — “Notice the selections 

Which follow these questions. 

Mee — “ I see by this glass 

That I am getting a mustache. 

Miss Harrali.— “Mr. Ballou, where is Johns Hopkins University ? 
Mr. Ballou— “I think New Jersey.” 

Miss Sherman—” Oh, my, do turtles have tails ? ” 

The Freshman sleighride: 

Kellogg, the hot-air generator; E. Tucker, the mighty swordsman. 



Song of David — “ I’m wearing my heart away for you.” 

Miss Watson— “ Really, Mr. Smith, how many times do you think you have cut this term ?” 

Mr. Smith (hazarding a guess) — “Once?” 

Miss Watson — “And you, Mr. Vickere?” 

Mr. Vickere — “Two less than Smith.” 

W. S. Rodman — “We will let Miss Quinn choose our hymn for us.” 

“The tracks that great men leave behind them 
Upon the sands of time, 

Oft show they wabbled round a lot, 

Before they got sublime.” 






Mr. Tolman— “How fast will a body (p) move in time (d) with impulse (q) ?” 

Harding — “P. D. Q.” 

Brett (at the Dew Drop Inn) — “You washing dishes ? Why I washed them once myself.” 

Dr. Hewes — “Now I am going to divide the work between yourselves and myselves this morning.” 

“O Mr. Kellogg, what a pretty pin you have. What order does it represent ?” 

Mr. Kellogg (absently) — “A girls’ school.” 

Student in botany exam, spelled radish “raddrush.” 


Miss Watson — “Mr. Ferry, I was sorry to disturb your sweet dreams and peaceful slumbers.” (Mr. 
Ferry had taken a nap in German.) 

Miss Sherman’s favorite paper: “ Ladies’ Home Companion.” 

“Why? Because it has love stories.” 

“Please pass the squash.” 

R. Arnold — “Don’t you make fun ofWidmer, he is my friend; he’s calm but progressive .” 

Mr. Barlow (to physiology class) — “If this poison was administered, your lungs would stop working, 
then your heart would stop going, and presently you would die.” 

“ He guessed he’d guess for his degree, 

But he guessed without the faculty. 

I guess so: — Who guessed he’d guess again, 

So there’s another guess coming to him.” 

Ben. Arnold — “Oh, don’t mind Weeden, he is used to walking over ploughed ground.” 

Why are women more generous patrons of lecture courses than men ? Because men get their lectures 
at home for nothing. 

First Sergeant Martinez — “Company all present and present for.” 

Ferry — “Let me see, your name is spelled M-a-c-o-m-b-e-r ?” 

Macomber — “Yes, written in back hand.” 

Overheard — “You said there was a mill at Biscuit City?” 

“Yes, couldn’t you find it ?” 

“No. I found a dam by a mill site; but I didn’t find a mill by a dam site.” 

“The cat came back.” 

Sunny Jim — “It is a feminine trick to put sugar in a fellow’s bed.” 

Kellogg — “Mr. Ferry, where is it you live?” 

Mr. Ferry — “Well, let me see,” Hasty exit. 

Miss Kenyon — “Little girls should be seen and not heard.” 

Miss Sherman — “Miss Kenyon, it is just the opposite to-night.” 

Miss Quinn (to noisy students in the library) — “You must keep still! I will not tell you again! Oh 
dear, I wish Miss Watson would come!” 

B. Arnold (speaking of Kendrick) — “Oh, he is above that.” 

Mr. Kendrick (thinking of Freshman sleighride, thoughtlessly) — “What is that, hugging?” 

Overheard at the Poultry-Class College basketball game — “Gee, those chickens are great for fowls.” 
Major Balch — “ It isn’t so easy to climb trees on a run.” 

“ Halt. Officers introduce the rear rank men to their file leaders so that they will know who they are.” 

There was a young girl from Mass., 

A pert and winsome lass, 

Who waited on table 
And well as she was able 
Hustled along with the “sass.” 

“Please pass the butter.” 

Mackinnon (at table) — “I have a brother who thinks he can make fudge. Pie gives it to me and I 
give it to the hens.” 

Jimmy Mee — “W hat kind of hens?” 

Great commotion among the girls. 

Queries for Professor Barlow — “How can a bird be colored white on the left side and black and 
red on the white side?” 

“Is vivisection justifiable?” 

“Will a toad eat flies out of season ?” 

“Are the bright colors worn by women protective, aggressive, or warning ?” 


(Mitchell shows a ring, saying that he must have it exchanged, as it is too small)— Bright Student — 
“What, has this one got a smaller hand ?” 

Science Notes 

“Laland’s Cell is used when a current is wanted only a short time and then no current is wanted.” 

“The ohm is the resistance offered to a column of mercury by an unvarying current at the constant tem- 
perature of melting ice.” 

“The elements of the earth’s magnetic field are the North Pole, the South Pole and the Equator.” 

“The best conductors of electricity are copper, iron, and wires.” 

“Radium is magnetic.” 

Lines to a Dead Cat in an Alley 

(Commended to the consideration of Mr. Barlow). 

Poor pussy cat. Poor pussy cat, 

No more wilt thou chase after rat. 
Thou art dead. 

Poor pussy cat. Poor pussy cat, 

No more to thee will man say “scat.” 
Thou art dead. 

(By permission). 

Literary Notes 

"‘Poetry is a non-occurrence of accented and unaccented syllables.” 

“Verse is a mixture of words jumbled together without meaning, sometimes having the last words in 
sentences rhyme. If there is any meaning to it, it is not worth a sane man’s time to figure it out. Some poor 
fellow gets love sick or something and begins writing nonsense because he hasn’t brains enough lor anything 

“Meter is the way verse is measured.” 

“Foot is the unit of measure.” 

“My ideas on poetry cannot be expressed.” 

There was a young man from Maine 
Who thought everything else insane. 

For when things went wrong 
T’was always his song, 

“They never do that down in Maine.” 

Dow — “Miss Kenyon, which is the correct pronunciation of v-a-s-e. Vase or vase?” 

Miss Kenyon — “That depends upon the price.” 

Mr. Weeden (the last to leave the dining hall) — “Will you please excuse me, Miss Elkins ?” 

Miss Elkins — “Sure.” 

Mr. Weeden — “Not because I want to go, but because I must.” 

One of the Girls— “I think that Major Balch could draw us a good illustration for the L. A. S. S.” 
The Editor — “But Major Balch says he cannot draw a woman’s face.” 

The Girl— “Why, he wouldn’t have to draw an old maid.” 

Dr. Curtice — “Where do you get your meals?” 

Mr. Burdick — “I eat where I board.” 

Miss Kenyon (speaking of a history suitable for Preps.) — “I would of course suggest biography for 

Poultry Student — “How old is a yearling hen, and how can one tell its age ?” 

Dr. Curtice — “That depends on how high-priced a restaurant one patronizes. The simplest way to 
tell its age is by the teeth.” 

Engineering Profanity — “Where in Henck did you get authority to do that?” “In Henck, by 


Question (in history exam.) — “What is the purpose of the Amendments to the Constitution ?” 

Answer — “To complete it.” 

Ah Mee 

There was a young man named Mee: 
“Oh woe to my name!” says he, 
“For when Susie brings pie. 

Though I know it’s for I, 

The others all say it’s for me. 

Now I’ve taken my ’steenth degree, 
And I think that’s enough for me, 

But Arnold says, ‘No! 

How could that be so ? 

They’ve always been given to Mee.’” 

Battalion Drill 

A Short Catechism 

Q. What is the college clock ? 

A. The college clock is an instrument kept in the basement of Lippitt Hall. 

Q. What is the function of the college clock ? 

A. To ring the bells at various times of the day and night. 

Q. When do the bells ring ? 

A. At various times, usually about ten minuutes before class time and fifteen minutes after dinner time. 
Q_. How can one tell when the bells will ring ? 

A. By solving the following equation, in which a is a state of mind, / the E. M. F. of the battery, (P 
the angle of inclination, f) the mean solar time, and t the time of day; the other terms are obvious: 

Q. Does this equation always give the correct result ? 

A. No, repeated trials have shown that the probable error is 127 per cent. 

Q. Why are the bells rung ? 

A. There are several theories as to their function, but as yet no satisfactory one has been presented. 

Q. What is Watson House ? 

A. It is the home of young ladies and other affiliated persons. 

Q. When do the lights go out at Watson House ? 

A. At 10.30 on ordinary occasions — on Reception nights they go out at 9.30. But no one ever has 
been able to discover when they go out or) Tuesday nights. 

College Events 

September, 1003 

1 6. College opens. 

18. Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. U. Reception. Ethel 
Tucker proposes to Mr. Rodman. 

23. Mitchell loses his keys — sleeps all night on a bench 
with them in his pocket. No 1. 

26. It rained. 

28. Raw recruits at drill. 

30. Stacy instructs Major Balch in the salute. 


2. Junior Reception, football men cannot dance. 

3. Freshmen nail their flag to the mast. Willie takes 
it down. Football: R. I. College o, Fall River High o. 

5. “Tip” orders lockout against the Preps. 

6. His Excellency Governor Garvin, the State Board of 
Agriculture, and the Board of Managers visit the college. 

8. “Tubby” kicks because the baked potatoes have not 
been boiled long enough. 

9. Girls forbidden the use of the piano in the Drill Hall 
because globes have been broken (by the boys). 

12. Stacy shown beauties of the country by moonlight. 

14. Boys start for Amherst; not heard from until return. 

15. Boys return with straw (hats) instead of laurels. 

M. A. C. 45, R- I- C„ o. 

17. Brown, ’06, 22; R. I. C., o. 

19. Dr. Melendy of Hartford addresses the students. 

21. Miss Sherman makes a discovery in turtleology. 

22. Weeden invites three of the young ladies to go for a 
walk. 5.00 p. m. 

23. Lecture by Mr. Hagadom Wells on The Constitu- 
tional Congress of 1842. 

24. R. I. C. o. Friends School o. Walking good. 

25. Everybody goes to church. 

26. Dr. Hewes’s class comes to chapel on time. 

27. Weeden assists Miss Flemming to sit down at the 

28. Jimmy Mee gets first degree. 

29. Annual dishwashing at Dew-Drop Inn. 

31. W. P. I. 45, R. I. C. o. The next day it rained. 


2. Hot box on dynamo; corner in oil. 

5. Mitchell does not spend the night at Lippitt Hall. 

7. Dean Academy 30, R. I. C. o. The next day it 

10. Warm wave coming. 

13. Coming events cast their shadows before. Eve of 

14. R. I. C. 11, C. A. C. 6 

Ballou makes himself hoarse blowing the pump- 
house whistle. 

Night-shirt parade and bonfire. Cannon heard 


Kendrick trades his hat to one of the Watson House 
girls. “Oh, Fudge!” 

15- “Oh, what a head!” 

18. Husking-bee at Mooresfield. Early return (?). 

20. All but — “stranded on a desert island.” 

25. Thanksgiving vacation. 


1. School opens. Where are Kendrick and Fitz ? 

Cooking school opens in Lippitt Hall. 

First lesson in “ How to make fudge.” 

2. New military suits arrive. 

Reading from Booker Washington’s Autobiography 
by President Butterfield. 

“A janitor raised to the n th power.” 

Something wrong with the dynamo, entire college in 
the dark about it for some time. 

4. First dancing class. 

18. Course in cooking closes. 

20. A case of sympathetic treatment. 

Berry blows tubes in cold boiler to help the hot one 
make steam. 

January, 1904 

4. Sukie freezes her fingers. 29 0 below. 

5. College opens. 

6. Freshman sleighride to Matunuck. Miss Bostwick 
sends Kellogg for the sleigh. 

7. “Silent Six” disbanded. 

Revival meeting of Lecture Association. Mr. Dana 
calls Miss Merrow the “ mainspring” of the association. 

10. Kellogg and Berry drink heavily of “Malt.” 

15. Freshman sleighride to Wickford and class supper. 

16. Mitchell goes on sleighride; gets spilled, freezes 
his foot, and loses his gloves. 


“Horrid roads!” 

Mee has first shave. 

20. Basketball. R. I. C. and “Chicks”; 9-8 in favor 
of R. I.C. 

22. Reception at the Social Room. 

25. Dr. Hewes’ class in chapel on time. 

27. Basketball; R. I. C. 18, Chicks 10. 

28. Day of Prayer. 

29. Military Ball. 


3. R. I. C. and Chicks; 14-10 in favor of R. I. C. 

Brett injured. 

4. Baseball practice. Spring broke. 

5. Dr. Hewes does not shut off the heat. 


8. Smith discovers a new metal in Chemistry — Alimony. 
A new freshman. 

Prof. Drake proposes practicing on brass instruments 
between six and seven any evening in the Dormitory. 

12. “Five Jolly Widows,” entertained by Davis. 

Stearns calls on Lolita la Llorona. Has fatal symp- 
toms. Loses his appetite. 

15. Prisoners escape from guardhouse. 

Mitchell attends a whist party and, becoming a little 
excited, uses rather strong language when his partner trumps 
his ace. 

Poultry-Class Supper in Library Hall. 

16. Ballou and Hodges take tea at West Kingston. 

17. Kellogg loses his shirt in Chemistry. 

18. Concert by College Orchestra. 

19. Kellogg goes home. Once more. 

20. Hannah’s whist party. 

21. Boys ride to Providence on freight train. 

22. Birthington’s Washday. 

24. Room 32 cleaned. All-day process. 

25. Basketball. R. I. C. 25, E. G. A. 8. 

26. Last dancing school. Too bad!!! 


2. Choral, Feacedale. Mitchell light sleeper. All in 
when the bam was reached. Who was the Jean-us of the 
party r 

3. Basketball. R. I. C. and E. G. A.; 22-1 1 in favor of 
E. G. A. 

Revival meeting of the Athletic Association. #150 

Dow goes to English Exam, with a light heart, but came 
out with a heart as heavy as a Mil-ton. 

5. Dr. Taylor calls on Brett; finds him at Wakefield. 

7. Dr. Hewes’ class in chapel on time, again. 

9. Basketball; E.G. A. 18, R. l.C. 14. 

12. Basketball; Wickford 14, R. I.C. 10. 

13. Happy Hooligans break up housekeeping. 

14. Basketball; Preps 30, Freshmen 7. 

15. Appearance upon the scene of Mr. H. E. Lauder. 

17. Saint Patrick’s day in the morning. 

Basketball; Jolly Five 22, Preps 20. 

19. Co-operation for Rural Progress. 

Address by J. P. Grinnell and others. 

20. Lights out at 9.30. Cause.' Three engineers on 

21. Knight shows Coggins the door, carries Jack into his 
room and requests his roommates to keep him at home. 

Lights wink at seven. Lost; Miss Weaver. 

22. Basketball; Jolly Five 12, Preps 7. 

23. Basketball; Sophomores 19, Preps 9. 

Introduction by telephone. Wireless telegraphy 


24. Hoxsie thinks bouquets necessary for the student 

28. Examinations. 

29. More of them. 

30. Easter vacation begins. 


5. Term begins. 

’Tis Spring 

O ’tis Spring, ’tis Spring, ’tis Spring 
Little birds begin to sing; 

See! the lark is on the wing! 

The sun shines out like anything, 

And the sweet and tender lamb 
Skips beside his great big dam. 

Now the east is in the breeze, 

Now old folks begin to sneeze. 

Soon will come the birds and bees, 

Soon will come the flies and fleas. 

Now I cannot help but sing, 

O ’tis Spring, ’tis Spring, ’tis Spring!” 

(By permission). 


and Clubs 

Cadet Battalion 

Major Lewis Balch, U. S. V. 

Benjamin H. Arnold 
Frederick G. Keyes 
Augustus B. Davis 

Company A 

L. L. Harding 
V. W. Dow 

F. B. Hodges 
R. A. Martinez 
D. R. Arnold 

M. S. Macomber 

B. F. Sherman 
J. P. Grinnell 

C. E. Brett 

F. J. Martin 

G. J. Schaeffer 

Field Staff 

Captain . 

First Lieutenant 
Second Lieutenant 
First Sergeant 
Second Sergeant 
Third Sergeant 
First Corporal 

Second Corporal and Trumpeter 

Second Corporal 

Third Corporal 

Fourth Corporal 

Fifth Corporal 




First Lieutenant and Adjutant 

Company B 

.W. N. Berry 
H. L. Gardner 
J. K. Lamond 
J. R. Ferry 
H. M. Nichols 

F. J. Clemens 
D. A. Soule 

G. W. Sheldon 
D. R. Kellogg 

H. E. Mackinnon 

H. P. Stacy 

Athletic Association 

Victor W. Dow 
Benjamin H. Arnold 
John F. Knowles 
Jean Gilman 
Benjamin H. Arnold 
Fred C. Hoxsie 
Clarence E. Brett 


Secretary and Treasurer 
Football Manager 
Assistant Football Manager 
Baseball Manager 
Assistant Baseball Manager 

Advisory Committee 

Laurence I. Hewes ....... 

John F. Knowles ...... 



Faculty Members 

Laurence I. Hewes 
Marshall H. Tyler 
John Barlow 

Alumni Members 

George E. Adams 
John F. Knowles 

R. Wallace Peckham 

Student Members 

Jean Gilman 

Fred C. Hoxsie 

Athletic Association History 

Frederick L. Cross ......... President 

Victor W. Dow ......... Pice-President 

John F. Knowles ....... Secretary and Treasurer 

Raymond W. Kent ........ Baseball Manager 

Fred C. Hoxsie ....... Assistant Baseball Manager 

Walter S. Rodman ........ Football Manager 

Jean Gilman ....... Assistant Football Manager 

Step by step with the advance so noticeable in the college history during the past year, the athletic asso- 
ciation has moved to a higher position. Last spring’s baseball season gave evidence of good material and fur- 
nished a number of interesting games, but there was something lacking, want of proper spirit perhaps, with the 
inevitable result that no absolute dependence could be placed on the team. A game full of really brilliant work 
would be followed by one scarcely up to the high-school standard as far as the playing was concerned. However, 
a decided brace was taken in the fall, and the football season witnessed a broadening process unequalled in any 
previous period in the association’s history. Games were played with schools more nearly on a par with our own 
in the academic sense; and although our team did not score many victories, still as a team, it showed such spirit 
and pluck that the outlook for the future is much brighter. One especially pleasing feature was the defeat suffered 
by our old rival, Connecticut, and this victory alone compensated in a large measure for all our losses. Incident 
to the broadening scope of play, came also an increased demand for money, so that at the end of the season, the 
association found itself heavily in debt, but with the liberal support of faculty and students, that burden has been 
removed and a very comfortable margin remains for the baseball season. For this active preparations have been 
made and prospects point to a successful season. Much the same plan has been followed as in football and so 
stronger teams will be met than ever before. 

A new feature of the work of the association was the recognition of the basketball team, which has played 
a number of matches. This team, however, is not accorded a position on a par with the baseball and football 
teams, but is regarded as self-supporting. 

The increase in the number of students has done much to stimulate activity in athletics, furnishing more 
candidates and better financial support. With the future elaboration of the system now in vogue here on a new 
and substantial basis, it may be expected that the athletic association will continue to grow stronger and will very 
soon be on a par with any institution of equal rank in New England. 


Captain ...... 


Assistant Manager ..... 


Marshall H. Tyler 

College 1 

Center ....... 

Guards ....... 

Tackles ...... 


Quarter Backs ..... 

Half Backs 

FW/ Back 


Fred C. Hoxsie 
. Walter S. Rodman 
Jean Gilman 

Laurence I. Hewes 

Grinnell, Mills 
Hoxsie, Boston, Knight 
Smith, Hodges, Kendrick 
Wilkinson, Soule, Brett 
Berry, Ferry 

Foot Ball Team 



John F. Knowles 


Raymond W. Kent 

Assistant Manager 

Fred C. Hoxsie 


Marshall H. Tyler 

College Team 

C. M. Richardson 

t C. F. D. R. Arnold, 3rd B. 

V. W. Dow, L. F. 

R. A. Martinez, 2nd B. 

A. Mujica, S. S. 

C. A. Hills, 1st B.. P. 

R. G. Clarke, C. 

F. B. Hodges, R. F. 

T. H. Catterson, P., 1st B. 


J. F. Knowles, 2nd B., C. F. 

W. N. Berry, R. F., C. 


April 8, 
May 2, 
May 8, 
May 16, 
May 23, 
May 30, 
June 5, 
June 15, 

Rhode Island 
Rhode Island 
Rhode Island 
Rhode Island 
Rhode Island 
Rhode Island 
Rhode Island 
Rhode Island 

vs. Bulkley 
vs. Brown, ’05 
vs. Fall River 
vs. Fort Greble 
vs. Brown, ’06 
vs. Connecticut 
vs. Fort Greble 
vs. Fort Adams 

( Season of 1903) 

Foot Ball 

October 3, Rhode 
October 14, Rhode 
October 17, Rhode 
October 24, Rhode 
October 31, Rhode 
November 7, Rhode 
November 14, Rhode 

Island vs. 
Island vs. 
Island vs. 
Island vs. 
Island vs. 
Island vs. 
Island vs. 

( Season of 1903). 

Fall River 
Brown, ’06 
Friends School 
Worcester Tech 
Dean Academy 


8 — 19 
13— 11 

6— 3 

7— 6 
12— 7 

8— 18 

3 — 5 

o — o 
o — 46 

O 22 

forfeited, 5 — o 
0 — 30 
11 — 6 


The Girls 

Hannah Tucker Captain Edith Flemming 

Elizabeth Champlain Goal Nellie Harrall 
Susan Kenyon Mary Brown 

Susie George Mary Northup 

Prudence Murray Ethel Tucker 

College Team 

Centers — F. B. Hodges, B. H. Arnold, H. J. 

Forwards — D. R. Arnold, W. A. Mitchell, C. E. 
Brett (Captain). 

Guards — L. L. Harding, J. W. Mills, L. G. 

Boys’ Basketball Team 

Undergraduates Entitled to the R. I 


F. C. HoXSIE ( Captain ) 

A. F. Wilkinson 
L. L. Harding 
J. R. Ferry 
J. W. Mills 
F. B. Hodges 


J. F. Knowles ( Captain ) 
T. H. Catterson 
D. R. Arnold 
R. G. Clarke 
C. A. Hills 

W. S. Rodman ( Manager ) 
W. N. Berry 
J. C. Smith 
J. G. Boston 
J. P. Grinnell 
S. Quinn 

R. W. Kent ( Manager ) 
R. A. Martinez 
V. W. Dow 
F. B. Hodges 
A. Mugica 

C. M. Richardson. 

Lecture Association 

Executive Committee 

Rev. Malcolm Dana 
Kenyon L. Butterfield 
Willard A. Ballou, ’04 
S. Elizabeth Champlin, ’05 
Harriet L. Merrow 

As the fourth course given by this association closes, the Executive Committee 
wishes to express its satisfaction with the results obtained this year. Financially the 
course has been a success, and it has also succeeded in introducing to the students and 
their friends five instructive and entertaining lecturers, who by their wit and wisdom 
have broken the monotony of the college year. 

Periodically, as a refreshing breeze from the open, these five lectures have 
occurred. From Mr. French, the director of the Art Institute of Chicago, we have 
heard of the analogy that exists between literature, art, and music. Mr. Pike has told 
us of the beauties of our National Park, and by his beautiful stereopticon views has 
made them seem more real. Mr. J. L. Harbour, the humorist, and Mr. A. F. Howell, 
the impersonator, have furnished us with two evenings of amusement, which the 
audiences seemed thoroughly to appreciate. And at the last lecture of this series 

Professor Winchester delivered his most interesting and instructive lecture, “An Old Castle.” We also wish 
to take this opportunity to thank those who have patronized these lectures and to hope that the public has been 
well enough pleased with them to subscribe for a similar course to be given next winter. 

Course for 1903 - 1904 

January 8— Mr. J. L. Harbour, “Blessed be Humor.” 

February 5— Mr. David Bangs Pike, “The Yellowstone National Park.” 
February 19— Mr. W. M. R. French, “The Wit and Wisdom of the Crayon.” 
March 1 1— Mr. Augustus F. Howell, “An Evening with American Authors.” 
April 15 — Professor C. T. Winchester, ‘An Old Castle. 


Thursday Lectures 


October 1 — President Kenyon L. Butterfield, “A Word to New Students.” 

October 8 — Rev. Malcolm Dana, “The College Student and the Bible.” 

October 15 — Hon. Charles Dean Kimball, “The College Man’s Relations to Public Affairs.” 
October 22 — Dr. H. J. Wheeler, “Experiment Station Work.” 

October 29 — Professor W. E Drake, “The Industrial Development of America.” 

November 5 — Mr. J. Van Wagenen, Jr., “The Opportunity Agriculture Offers to Educated Men.” 
November 12 — Mr. Herbert J. Wells," Savings and Investments for Salaried People.” 

November 20 — Professor W. C. Poland, “The Beginnings of Architecture.” 

December 10 — Dr. L. I. Hewes, “Athletic Ideals.” 

December 17 — Mr. William C. Greene, “The Spindle.” Part I. 


January 14 — Bishop William McVickar, “Christian Manliness.” 
January 21 — Mr. William C. Greene, “The Spindle.” Part II. 
January 28 — Rev. W. L. Swan, “ Purp&se.” 

February 14- Rev. J. W. Forbes, “A Summer in Alaska.” 

February 11 — Miss E. J. Watson, “Our Library and Its Use.” 
February 25 — Rev. E. I. Lindh, “The Duty of the Citizen.” 

March 3 — Professor John Barlow, “Animal Mimicry.” 

March 10 — Mr. Gregory Dexter Walcott, “The Bible as Literature.” 

Y. W. C. U. 

Marion G. Elkins, President 

S. Elizabeth Champlin, Pice-President 

Susan F. George, Secretary 

Hannah M. Tucker, Treasurer 

Y. M. C. A. 

Albert E. Wilkinson, President 

David R. Kellogg, Vice-President 

Clarence E. Brett, Secretary 

Wallace N. Berry, Treasurer 


Annual Military Ball 


Mrs. Lewis Baixh Mrs. L. I. Hewes 

Mrs. V. L. Leighton Mrs. Gilbert Tolman 

Miss F. Pearle Tilton 
Executive Committee 
Major Arnold, Chairman 

Capt. Harding Capt. Berry 

ist Lieut. Dow ist Lieut. Slocum 

ist Lieut, and Adj. Keyes 
t Lieut. Dow, Chairman 

2d Sergt. Arnold 

Private J. L. Smith 

Private Mills 
Private A. 

R. Knight 

ist Sergt. Lamond 

ist Lieut, and Adj. Keyes, Chairman 

Corporal Clemens Corporal Martin 

3d Sergt. Ferry 

Corporal Grinnell 

Private Coggins 

Private Miner 

Hall Committee 
Capt. Berry, Chairman 

Corporal Sherman 

Private Boston 

Private MacKinnon 
Private Slack 

Private Hayden 

Floor Committee 

Private Schermerhorn 

All Non-Commissioned Officers. 

Sergt.-Major Davis, Chairman 

College Chorus 

W. E. Drake 

Nellie A. Harrall 

Edith M. Flemming 

Ethel A. Tucker 

Elizabeth Champlin, Pianist 

J. V. Weeden 

J. P. Grinnell 

W. A. Mitchell 

College Orchestra 

F. G. Keyes, Director and Manager 
1st Violins — A. C. Lewis, F. G. Keyes 
1 st Cornet — F. A. Lane 

2nd Violins — L. H. M. DE B. Corriveau 
2nd Cornet — J. P. Grinnell 

'Cello — W. E. Drake 

Drum — A. J. Miner 

Accompanist — Miss Edith M. Flemming 


QuocK Club 

Benjamin H. Arnold 
Clarence E. Brett 
D. Raymond Arnold 
Daniel A. Soule 
Roland A. Martinez 


. “Kid” 
. “Back” 

Has Beens 

James MacDonald 
Carroll Richardson 
Frank B. Hodges 
Rollin Clarke 

“ D.V.S.” 
“Kid I” 
“Tap I” 


Botanical Club 

Professor H. L. Merrows 

S. Elizabeth Champlin 

Marion G. Elkins 
Edith M. Flemming 

Tea Roses 


Old Rose 

Nellie A. Harrall 

Cora E. Sisson 
Mary A. Sherman 

Willard A. Ballou 

Frederick G. Keyes 

Frederick G. Keyes 

L. A. S. S. 


Elizabeth Champlin Edith Flemming 

Marion Elkins Susie George 

Mary Quinn 

Look at Society’s Stable 
Lovely Animals Seemly Sable 
Look at Something Serene, 

Likelier Animals Seldom Seen. 

Laughter Answers Sportively Soft; 
Breaks forth the music, soars aloft, 
Kingston surely is extolled with Fame 
By the L. A. S. S.— ah, noble name! 


The Novel Club 


F. Pearle Tilton 
Edith M. Flemming 
Josephine O. Bostwick 

This Club was formed for the purpose of reading all the novels published during the year 1904 before 
they were a week old. It has succeeded even better than was expected, and though Miss Tilton has been obliged 
to rise in the middle of the night to read one before the time expired, yet on the whole, its members feel that 
their work has been faithfully done. The following statistics speak for themselves. 

Books read since 12.03 a - m -» January 1, 1904, ....... 13,629 

Of these 7,967 were historical silly. 

4,390 were historical hysterical. 

1,171 were historical osculatory. 

*1 was a history. 

'Read by mistake. 

Alumni Association 

A. C. Scott, ’95, President 

B. E. Kenyon, ’99, Pice-President 

G. E. Adams, ’94, Secretary and Treasurer 

Executive Committee 

G. A. Rodman, ’94 R. W. Pitkin, ’02 


The promotion of the college interests, and to further and strengthen the attachment of its members 
to their Alma Mater. 


All graduates of the college who have received a degree are considered regular members of the Asso- 
ciation. Any member of a class which has graduated may become an associate member on election by the execu- 
tive committee. A present, or former, member of the corporation or faculty may be elected as an honorary mem- 


Annual meetings of the association are held at the college on Commencement Day unless otherwise or- 
dered by the executive committee. 

The Alumni Banquet 

On the evening of the twenty-ninth of May of last year the Alumni Association gathered about one-half 
of its members at the “Wellington” in Providence, at a dinner given in honor of President Butterfield, who had 
but shortly before entered upon his duties as president of the college. 

An informal reception was held for a half-hour so that all had a chance to meet both President and Mrs. 
Butterfield, after which forty graduates and about twenty former students and members of the faculty took their 
places at the table. Every class but one was represented and some of the earlier ones had from one-half to two- 
thirds of their number present. 

After enjoying an excellent menu, the toastmaster, Burdick, ’95, started the formal program by calling 
upon Dr. Wheeler for a review of “R. I. C. in the Past.” As Dr. Wheeler is one of the oldest members of the 
faculty, if not the oldest, in term of service, he was able to relate many interesting items of the earlier history of 
our institution. 

The minority of the graduates was represented by Adams of ’94, who gave us a good word for “R. I. C. 
Agriculturists.” Brightman, ’oo, who had come from Michigan especially to be present, told of the opportunities 
that await the “R. I. C. Graduate” who is ready to grasp them, and his success thus far in life emphasizes well 
his advice. The majority, “The Engineers,” had strong support in Kenyon, ’99; and Scott, ’95, saw that “R. 
I. C. Needs” were presented in a forcible manner. 

Rodman, ’95, then welcomed the president in the name of the Alumni Association. In reply the presi- 
dent spoke of his hopes for the “ R. I. C. in the Future” and told of the necessity of good hard work on the part 
of the graduates in order that the college may succeed, as their success in life reflects honor and credit upon their 

The dinner proved such a success that it is hoped it will be an incentive for better and harder work for 
the college and that not many years will be allowed to go by before another reunion is held. 

Your Undeveloped Possibilities 

As the old adage says, you have time “by the forelock,” and it simply lies with you to take advantage 
of your position or lose your hold to some one else who is pushing onward in the mad race of progress and suc- 

An opportunity is, in the usual course of events, offered to a man but once; therefore make the most of 
your opportunities. Your opportunity is now, before you are graduated, and not after you have entered the busi- 
ness world. It is a mistaken idea for an undergraduate to believe that he can slip through college with little or 
no effort, cribbing, cheating and stealing his marks, and think that he will be anything of a success when the 
rough edges begin to wear off and he shows himself up among men at his actual worth, so that for a man enter- 
ing college the first aim should be the formation of character. 

A great many say, “ If I could go among strangers I could live differently.” This is your chance, you 
are practically among strangers and are beginning a new life; so do not get careless, do not try to be a “good 
fellow” at the expense of your moral and sometimes physical make-up, but take the stand that you will make your 
character your capital. 

Choose as associates those students whom you believe to have the highest ideals, but do not shun others, 
try to live an honest life and, if you will pardon my using a common expression, do not try to “four-flush.” With 
these principles fixed firmly in your mind, success, with a reasonable amount of hard work, is easily attainable, but 
the hard work in attaining success will be no harder than the forming of your character. 

Gain all the friends you can, as you will need them; do not place too much dependence on the friend to 
whom you have to cater, with whom you have to drink or do immoral things in order to maintain a friendship, 
because when it comes to the pinch you will find that he is selfish, brutal to a certain degree and thoroughly unre- 
liable, so that our best judgment must be exercised at all times in making selections. 

When you graduate from college, act according to the same business principle that you followed through 
college, and your competitors as well as your business friends will look up to you with respect, give your state- 
ments credence; and you will shortly become a power in the community and be able to draw a greater salary than 
if you are a “four-flusher.” 

A young man of my personal acquaintance slipped through a prominent college of our country, went to 
work for a large engineering firm, “four-flushed, ’’and was placed on a salary of one thousand dollars a year; but, at 
the end of a certain time, when he asked for an increase, he was told that if they kept him at all they would be 
obliged to cut his salary. He immediately left them and went to one of their competitors, “four-flushed ” again 
and claimed to have been receiving fifteen thousand dollars per year, so that when it came to the test he lost and 
was again looking for a position. He is now working for another prominent engineering concern in Chicago. 
I had the pleasure of talking with the general manager last week, and he says that this young man will not be 
in their employ much longer. 

I know this young man’s character and if you will stop to consider his career since leaving college, you 
cannot help but see what it truly is and what will be his true success in life. As Abraham Lincoln said, “You 
can fool all of the people part of the time and part of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all the people 
all of the time.” Therefore, pin this in your hat: Be honest, be square, be kind-hearted, unselfish, friendly to the 
friendless, do not snub, and above all do not meddle with intoxicating liquors during your college course. 

The Tenth Annual Commencement 

<£ of the 

c Rhode Island College of Agriculture and cMechanic (Arts 

(Nineteen Hundred and Three 

Sunday, JunelFourteenth 

Baccalaureate Address— Growth, President Kenyon L. Butterfield 

Tuesday, June Sixteenth 

Oration — The Education of the Rural People.Dr. W.H, Jordan, New York Agr. Ex. Sta. at Geneva 


Conferring of Degrees 

Presentation of Diplomas by His Excellency, Lucius F. C. Garvin, Governor 


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Captain 21st. Infantry, U. S. A. 


Professor of Military Science and Tactics. 

Rhode Island College. 

Rhode Island College. 

Died January 12, 1904. 

Died July 15, 1903. 



Class of 1901. 

Wife of Professor Fred W. Card. 

Rhode Island College. 

Rhode Island College. 

Died .January 5, 1904. 

Died February 8, 1904. 



No charge mode far 
extra time on road. 

Kingston Rapid Transit Company 8a 

The “ TWO-HOUR” Stage between Kingston Village and West Kingston. 

STUTLEY B. SHERMAN, M.D., General Manager 

Unexceptional conver- 
sational advantages, 
supply of “Hot Air " 
always on tap. 

iPuro 0 ; 

Carafu/ 77/anipu/aiio 



A complete line of Drugs, Chemicals, Patent Medicines, Toilet Articles Perfumes, 
Rubber Goods, Elastic Hosiery, Trusses, Sponges, Chamois, Tobacco, Cigars, Pipes and 

A supply of Fresh Candy always on hand from the well known manufacturers, namely: 
Lowney, Lowell & Covel, Aldrich & Smith, and Winthrop Baker. 

In our prescription department we use the double check system, thus insuring against 
mistakes, also each prescription contains our guarantee that it is compounded in accordance 
with the doctor's orders. 

Our soda cannot be beaten. Please call and be convinced. 

We are agents for the famous “ Rexall Remedies," of which there is one for each ill. 

In fact, everything in the drug line. 



‘Deiicious C/iocoiaie 

‘Delicious Soda 

prosit Candj/ 


Rhode Island College of Agriculture and 
Mechanic Arts. 











Short Courses Leading To Certificate. 

Agricultural High School— Two years. Farm-Practice — Six weeks. Industrial High-School — Two years. 
Poultry-Keeping— Six weeks. Farm Mechanics- Twelve weeks. 

Preparatory School. Admits pupils from the country schools. Certificate granted on completion 
of course. TUTION FREE. Necessary expenses not over $200.00 a year. Opportunity to earn a portion of 

expense during the course. .* .* .* 

FOR CATALOGUE 4/VO CIRCULARS Relative to Courses, address 




When Vou Need 

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: Building Material 


i Tools of all kinds \ 

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! Paints and Brushes ! 

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The Illustrations 
in this Book 
were made by the 

Electric City 
Engraving Co. 

Buffalo, N. Y. 



All commissions 
faithfully executed. 

Carrying Young Lady Students to and from 
R. I. College a specialty. 


Highest Grade Bicycles and Repairing I CARRIAGES 







Crescent Cycle Company 

Established 1893 

Union Block Wakefield, R. I. 


Main Street - - Wakefield, R. I. 

Wholesale and Retail Dealer in 

fine fruits and Uegetables 

Confectionery and Cigars 

Wagon makes dail\ r trip to Narragansett Pier, 
Kingston, Etc. Orders by mail or ’phone receive 
prompt and careful attention. 

Telephone 42-2 

Hrmstrong Carriage Company 

Factories at Wakefield, R. I. 

Sole Manufacturers of the 


And builders of all styles of Carriages, an assortment 
of which can be seen at our repositories. 

Delivery and Depot Wagons, 

Traps of all kinds, suitable for any 
business. If you anticipate buying anj'tbing 
on wheels we should be pleased to estimate for you. 
Telephone 984 


News Dealer and Stationer 

Agent for Spalding Goods 

Also dealer in 

Jill Hinds of Sporting Goods 


Main Street Wakefield, R. I. 







"Trade cAt Our Store 

A store you know— a store all this community 
knows — a store that shows you the greatest 
assortment— a store that is famous for depend- 
able qualities — a store that always quotes the 
lowest prices — a store that means to do the 
fair and square thing at all times and under 
all circumstances. 





Hats, Caps, Gent’s Furnishings. 

Men’s, and Boys’ Boots and Shoes. 

Main Street, - WAKEFIELD, R. I. 

C. A. Caswell Co., 

. . . Dealers in . . . 

Carriages, H ar nesses and Horse Clothing. 

Horseshoeing and General Jobbing. 


Main Street, - - WAKEFIELD, R. /. 

Telephone 108-3. 

n. T. EDV^PS 

Paints, Wall Paper, Window Shades 
Picture Framing, Furniture 
and Sign Painting, Etc. 

Opposite R. R. Station. - Wakefield, R. I. 


Dealer in 



Columbia Corner Wakefield, R. I. 

When it is anything in Stationery that you want try the 







Hack, sale, boarding and liverv stable. A large line 
of single and double teams , hacks, wagonettes, 
surrevs, party wagons. Funerals, weddings 
and picnic parties accommodated at short notice. 

34, 36 and 38 Main St. - Wa.kefield. R. I. 



First class hair cutting and shaving saloon. Honeing 
razors and children’s hair cutting a specialty. 
Special attention paid ladies’ 

Carswell Block 

Wakefield. R. 1 




Wakefield, - • Rhode Island 


Horse Shoeing 


General Jobbing 

High Street 

PEACE DALE, - = R. I. 



Special attention given to Steam, Hot Water and Hot Air 

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Consisting of Serges, Cheviots and Friezes, Overcoatings and 
Fancy Cassimeres, suitable for bicycle, dress and business suits 
ALSO Steamer Rugs and Double-faced goods for Capes. 

“ Wake up, Hayden ” 


A. A. Greenman, 





B. F. Brown & Son 

. . . DEALERS IN . . . 

Beef, Por k, 



There was a young girl from Siam 
Who said to her lover named Priam, 
To kiss me, of course, you’ll have to 
use FORCE, 

But lord knows you’re stronger than 
I am. 

Moral: Patronize our advertisers who sell Force. 


Kingston, r. I. 





Providence Banking Co. IflaggCM TlUSl COUPl. 

141 Westmi nst er St. , 
Providence, R. I. 

Capital Stock - - $500,000 

Surplus and Profits - $500,000 

B. F. VAUGHAN, - - Vice-President. 

BENJAMIN A. JACKSON, - Treasurer. 

ARTHUR KNIGHT, - - Secretary. 


Cornelius S. Sweetland. Vice President Rumford Chemical Works. 
Marsden J. Perry. President Union Trust Co. 

Benjamin A. Jackson, Treasurer Providence Banking Co. 

B. F Vaughan, Vice President National Bank of North America. 
Samuel P Colt, President Industrial Trust Co. 

Samuel M. Nicholson, President Nicholson File Co. 

73 Westminster Street, 
Providence, R. I. 

Capital , -* * $500,000. 

Surplus and Undivided Profits over 


Transacts a general banking and 
Trust Company business . . . 

Receives deposits in Participation Account, Sa.vings 
Bank Plan. v v v v v 

Depositors have the a.dditiona.1 security of the ca.pita.1 
and surplus of the Company. 

J. EDWARD STUDLEY, President. 

G. W. LANPHEAR, Treasurer and Secretary. 

W. A. FISK, President G. W. WILLIAMS, Treasurer. 

G. F. WILLIAMS, Secretary. 

The W. E. Barrett Co. 

Manufacturers of and Dealers in 

Agricultural Implements 

and Seeds of all l<inds. 

Wooden Ware and 

Wrapping Paper and Paper Bags. 
Poultry Supplies. 


Estab lished 18 63. 


Commission Merchants 




13 to 15 Dwyer St., PROVIDENCE, R. I. 

Where to Buy is as Important 

as When to Buy. 

We have been established 69 years. Our facilities 
for furnishing goods in the paint line are not sur- 
passed by any house in New England. We are 
grinders of Leads and Colors and can save you one 
profit. We are importers of French Window Glass. 
We are sole Manufacturers of Villa Paint and King 
Phillip White Lead. & c* ** J- 

Oliver Johnson & Co. 

i to 1 5 Sxchatigc St., 

pROTlDGNCe, R. I. 

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Plans and Blue Prints of Gymnasium Paraphernalia Furnished Upon Request 





A. G-. 8P A T j DTN G- & BROS. 

Geo. H. Claflin Company 

Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals and Chemical 
~ Apparatus z 


Try EXCELSIN for Headache— by mail 25 cents. 

62 to 72 So. Main Street, Providence, R. I. 

Blanding & Blanding 

Wholesale and Retail 


Physicians" Prescriptions a Specialty 

54 and 58 Weybosset St., - Providence, R. I. 

l+, * gf) 3 2 S | £f) |j ? f) | | 

There IS a young man named Augustus. 

To pay for his hair cut would bust us. 

Dear girl, are you 'fraid that you ll die an old maid ? 
Cheer up. There is hope and Augustus. 

Peirce’s Shoes Fit 

. . . . Shoes For Men 

$3.50 and $4.00 



Westminster St., cor. Oormnce, Providence. R. /. 



ttoo/cs (Agricultural, Miscellaneous, Educational, 

Stationery (Everything Needed for School and 

Sport, „y Sooets (Bicycles and Bicycle Sundries, 

Base Ball Goods, Tennis Goods, Fishing Tackle.) 
SPeriodica/s (By Single Number. Subscriptions 
at Lowest Rates.) 


The Rhode Island News Company, 

50-1-2 CQcybossct Street. 21-23 pine Street. 

Preston ® Rounds Co. 




High-Class Photography 

At Reasonable Prices 

Edgar K. Horton & Co, 

Successors to 

Horton Bros. 

256 Westminster St., PROVIDENCE, R. I. 

98 Westminster Street, 

Reduced Rates to Schools. 

r ycint and 

t ration 

357 Westminster Street, Providence, R. I. 


Manufacturer of 

Is a conservative, practical, up-to-date, training school. It’s 
Banking and office Departments offer the most complete and 
thorough training in Higher Accounting. Its equipment in- 
cludes loose-leaf and card ledgers, continuous sales and invoice 
books, manifolding bill and charge systems, vertical filing, — in 
fact, every improved modern device in office economy. 
Students may enter any day. Positions secured. 

Send for Catalogue K. 


Tl\e Enlarged New England Grocery, 
Tea oiise and Bakery. — ■ 

The only place where every need of the table can be supplied 
at the lowest prices. The veritable home of all classes of 
buyers, from the smallest to the largest. 

Branches at Pawtucket, R. I., and Worcester, Mass. 






99 Fourth Avenue - - New York City 


Kitchen Furnishings, Crockery, Kerosene Goods. 

10 and 12 Arcade, PROVIDENCE, R. I, 


An officer from the Society for Prevention of Cruelty 
to Animals to see that no more "Chickens Boiled Alive 
in the Full Shell" are served at the Boarding Hall.